Friends, Betty, and Other Cool Stuff

July 16, 2009

I first want to say a HUGE “THANK YOU” to our friends and family who’ve been so supportive of our new life ventures with Gavin.  We have such an AMAZING support group and without the dear people in our lives, we could not go down this road.  So, to all of you who’ve been behind us, and are going forward with us, we thank you!!

And I’d like to give a shout out to Betty Crocker for these!!


We have yet to try them (I plan to make the brownies Saturday) but all they require are eggs and water (not 6 different kinds of flour, xanthan gum, etc etc)!!  My kind of GF mix!  I’m assuming that since they’re Betty Crocker, they’re probably pretty dang good!  I’ll let you know!

On top of all these good things, I was able to have a REALLY good conversation today with a woman who thinks her 7 year old son might have autism.  It all started a month or so ago at my OB’s office (of all places).  I had been talking to the receptionist about our trip to MA and the whole Son-Rise program.  She told me that she herself had wondered if her nephew was, but wasn’t sure how to approach the issue with her sister.  Tough stuff indeed.  I encouraged her to just kindly talk to her about it and I promised to gather autism info for her to give to her sis.  So, at my appointment last week, she told me that she had been able to have a really good conversation with her sister and that the sister was willing to contact the school system to see what kind of testing her son could receive.  YAY! 

ANYWAY, I went in for my appointment today and the receptionist looks at me dumfounded and says, “My sister’s HERE for an appointment.  I didn’t know you were coming in!!!  You HAVE to talk to her!”  How cool is God that he coordinated all this to happen?   My appointment took way longer than it should have and I figured I’d probably missed her but there she was waiting for me when I walked out!  We had a good talk and I nudged her towards who she should call first, I encouraged her about starting the GF diet and I told her about the various testing we’ve done for Gavin.  She seemed encouraged and was open to asking questions.  We had such a long conversation that Josh called in the middle of it wondering if I was having the baby!  😉 

This is exactly what we want to be doing for families just investigating autism.   Carrie (the sister) has my number, so now all I can do is hope that she has the courage to move forward and get her son the help he so desperately needs.

4 Responses to “Friends, Betty, and Other Cool Stuff”

  1. someone special is at the door . . . it's GRANDMA!! said

    oh my word, that is sooo cool!!! And we were just talking about that this morning! I’ve always known God had waaay bigger things in mind than just having you recover Gavin.
    awesome, indeed.

  2. Erica said

    Okay so now I want to try the gluten free Betty brownies just b/c I’m so excited they’re making them. IS that weird? ha ha. I’m super excited about that for you guys! Good job, Betty Crocker… I’ve always loved her. 🙂

  3. Katie Saldanha said

    Wow! That’s really cool about that girl at the doctor’s office!!!!

  4. Courtney Wilson said

    I just found a cool website I thought you guys would like…because I am pretty convinced that every little boy needs a stuffed robot and ESPECIALLY every little boy needs a stuffed robot that supports autism awareness/cure (TACA). – go to Kauzes at the top – find Karthy – 10% of the purchase goes to TACA. SO stinkin’ cute! I think my boys need them too – a yellow one and and brown one and…

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